Nasarawa Utd gets ultimatum from Jan 29 fixtures

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Nasarawa United has received a three-match ultimatum by Nasarawa State Government, starting from the club’s next match away to Gombe United FC, on Jan. 29.

The ultimatum was issued to the management and technical crew due to poor run since the beginning of the 2022/2023 Nigeria Professional Football League, NPFL, season by Lucky Yargwa, Nasarawa State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development after a meeting in Lafia on Monday between the ministry and the management of the club. 

Spokesman at the Ministry of Youths and Sports Development’s PRO, Eche Amos said Yargwa made it clear that all necessary step was taken to save the club from impending relegation at the end of the season as the club has lost all three games played so far including the loss to Akwa United on Sunday.

 He informed the management of the club that the State Governor, Engr. Abdullahi Sule and citizens of the state were disheartened by their poor performance in spite of the state government’s huge commitment to the club.

He further said the state believed the club has enough quality in the squad to finish among the top three from their Group going by the results from the pre-season.

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The State Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development listed the club’s fixture against Plateau United on Feb. 1 at home, and Shooting Stars on Feb. 5 in Ibadan as games the club must win amidst hope that the ultimatum will gear up the club to return to their glorious status. Although, he warned that failure of winning both games might lead the state government into taking drastic measures.

Isaac Danladi, the club’s Chairman, apologized to the state government and other critical stakeholders of the club for the poor performance of the team in the ongoing NPFL season and assured that the management would not rest in their quest to return the team to its winning ways.